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Egidy, Moritz of
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(Aug 29, 1847, Mainz – Dec 28, 1898, Potsdam) became a military officer, as was the family tradition, and was dismissed from military ser-vice prematurely in 1890 at the rank of first lieutenant. The cause for his decomissioning were the “serious reservations,” in which Egidy avowed a confession- and dogma-free Christianity. From that point onward, he apeared as a freelance author and lecturer, and increasingly linked religious questions with the social needs of the poorer classes. As he did so, he moved intellectually toward social democracy, which, ultimately, …

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Egidy, Berndt v., “Egidy, Moritz of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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